Retreats

Retreats involve gentle yoga postures, a simple breathing technique and a session of Transcendental Meditation, repeated in cycles — resulting in reduction of stress, more energy, happiness and health.

Online Courses

Online courses vary between a relaxing half day, which gives a relaxing taster to what a retreat offers. Online courses vary in length with our 2 and 3 day option being a popular choice.

Day Courses

Visit the Dome and immerse yourself in a full day of rest and relaxation balanced with extra meditation and gained knowledge. Freshly cooked lunch is always included.

Advanced Courses

Advance your Transcendental Meditation by learning an Advanced Technique or progressing to the TM Sidhi programme. Both can be booked at the Maharishi Dome.

Enjoying Retreats and Courses in the Maharishi Dome

Course Leaders

Dr Peter Warburton
Course Leader
Dr Warburton currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organisation in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a Master’s Degree in social and political sciences from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace. Maharishi,…
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Dr Peter Warburton
Dr Warburton currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organisation in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a Master’s Degree in social and political sciences from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace. Maharishi, with whom Dr Warburton worked closely for 35 years, personally trained him to offer courses in Total Knowledge, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practising Transcendental Meditation. In more normal times, Dr Warburton travels extensively to teach Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australasia, to Asia, to Europe, and to North America.
Richard and Susan Johnson
Course Leader
Richard and Susan are both experienced teachers of Transcendental Meditation, and qualified Instructors of Advanced Programmes.
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Richard and Susan Johnson
Richard and Susan are both experienced teachers of Transcendental Meditation, and qualified Instructors of Advanced Programmes.
John Markham
Course Leader
John learned Transcendental Meditation after reading an endorsement by 600 doctors. With a background in financial services administration, he could see how any business would run more smoothly, and interpersonal relations would be improved, if workplace stress could be reduced. John was impressed with the…
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John Markham
John learned Transcendental Meditation after reading an endorsement by 600 doctors. With a background in financial services administration, he could see how any business would run more smoothly, and interpersonal relations would be improved, if workplace stress could be reduced. John was impressed with the results of Transcendental Meditation for himself, and in 1992 trained as a TM teacher. Since then, John has taught hundreds of people how to effortlessly improve their daily quality of life at home and at work.
Mother Divine
Course Leader
The Mother Divine programme is a permanent peace-creating group of women from around the world dedicated to realizing their full spiritual potential while enlivening peace through the nourishing power and bliss created by the extended group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes. There…
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Mother Divine

The Mother Divine programme is a permanent peace-creating group of women from around the world dedicated to realizing their full spiritual potential while enlivening peace through the nourishing power and bliss created by the extended group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes.

There are a number of Mother Divine groups in different locations around the world, including here in the UK.

Leesha Gaffney and David Evans
Course Leaders
Leesha Gaffney learned Transcendental Meditation in 1978, and trained as a TM teacher in 2013. Leesha is also a language teacher. She hails from Dublin, and has lived in the North of England for over 30 years. Leesha’s husband, David, became a TM teacher in…
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Leesha Gaffney and David Evans
Leesha Gaffney learned Transcendental Meditation in 1978, and trained as a TM teacher in 2013. Leesha is also a language teacher. She hails from Dublin, and has lived in the North of England for over 30 years. Leesha’s husband, David, became a TM teacher in 1982 and taught mainly in Northern Ireland. He enjoys helping Leesha teach in Liverpool. David is particularly interested in the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation, and is also a qualified Maharishi AyurVeda therapist.
Purusha
Course Leader
“The profession of Purusha is an all-time enjoyment of bliss, freedom, self-sufficiency, invincibility, and spontaneous radiation of a powerful influence of positivity, harmony, happiness and peace in the environment.”  – Maharishi For this course, we are lucky enough to have two long term members of Purusha…
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Purusha

"The profession of Purusha is an all-time enjoyment of bliss, freedom, self-sufficiency, invincibility, and spontaneous radiation of a powerful influence of positivity, harmony, happiness and peace in the environment.”  
- Maharishi

For this course, we are lucky enough to have two long term members of Purusha to be the course leaders. Graham Woollcombe (who was present in 1982 when Maharishi gave the talks) and Tom Dyball (who not only is Purusha but has been on faculty at MIU). They will continue the beautiful presentation started last year of all the different themes of this course.

Bill Stevens
Course Leader
Bill has been teaching TM and running courses since the early 1970s. He has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and many engaging stories of first hand encounters with Maharishi.
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Bill Stevens
Bill has been teaching TM and running courses since the early 1970s. He has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and many engaging stories of first hand encounters with Maharishi.
Will Ayliffe
Course Leader
Will has been a TM teacher since 1979 teaching Transcendental Meditation in London, Bournemouth and Skelmersdale. He has lived at the Maharishi Dome community since 1983 and with his wife Janet has run the local TM Centre. Will and Janet have for many years been…
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Will Ayliffe
West Lancashire
01695 728115
Will has been a TM teacher since 1979 teaching Transcendental Meditation in London, Bournemouth and Skelmersdale. He has lived at the Maharishi Dome community since 1983 and with his wife Janet has run the local TM Centre. Will and Janet have for many years been course leaders for weekend courses and day courses and also are also coordinators for Advanced Techniques and Sidhi Courses. Will has also been a course leader for many SCI courses. He and Janet have two sons who both attended the Maharishi School in Skelmersdale.
Henry Brighouse
Course Leader
After receiving his diploma in Architecture at the AA school in London Henry became a Transcendental MeditationM teacher in 1973 and taught TM in Central London. Between 1977 and 1979 he co-ran the Hong Kong TM Centre travelling in the Far East with Maharishi during…
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Henry Brighouse
After receiving his diploma in Architecture at the AA school in London Henry became a Transcendental MeditationM teacher in 1973 and taught TM in Central London. Between 1977 and 1979 he co-ran the Hong Kong TM Centre travelling in the Far East with Maharishi during that time. He spent 10 years with Maharishi’s Purusha group (for single men) and joined the Armenian TM teaching project for a year in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Henry married in 1992, teaching TM with his wife Sally in the Cotswolds and Scotland until 2012, where he continues to be involved with the Edinburgh Maharishi Peace Palace building project. Since moving to Skelmersdale Henry and Sally have been involved with knowledge programmes in the Dome.
Janet Ayliffe
Course Leader
Janet became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1982 and, together with her husband, taught TM in the south of England. Since moving to Skelmersdale in 1983, she has been teaching in the Northwest. Janet has taught TM to many people from every area of…
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Janet Ayliffe
West Lancashire
01695 728115
Janet became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1982 and, together with her husband, taught TM in the south of England. Since moving to Skelmersdale in 1983, she has been teaching in the Northwest. Janet has taught TM to many people from every area of life and has been very involved with the Maharishi School from the beginning – teaching school teachers, parents and children to meditate. Janet has two grown up sons who also attended Maharishi School.
David Hughes
Course Leader
David has been teaching Transcendental Meditation since 1975. He lives in Skelmersdale and runs public and corporate TM courses in Manchester. Since 2012 he has worked with the David Lynch Foundation, which provides free TM courses to victims of traumatic stress, including war veterans with…
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David Hughes
Manchester
07498 476520
David has been teaching Transcendental Meditation since 1975. He lives in Skelmersdale and runs public and corporate TM courses in Manchester. Since 2012 he has worked with the David Lynch Foundation, which provides free TM courses to victims of traumatic stress, including war veterans with PTSD, the homeless, people in drug & alcohol rehabilitation, and prisoners. David is also editor of the Transcendental Meditation News magazine.
William Marriott
Course Leader
I grew up in Skelmersdale and as a child attended the Maharishi School. I learned to meditate when I was 4 and have always greatly appreciated the sense of peace and groundedness that my daily meditation practice brings me. After graduating from University with a…
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William Marriott
I grew up in Skelmersdale and as a child attended the Maharishi School. I learned to meditate when I was 4 and have always greatly appreciated the sense of peace and groundedness that my daily meditation practice brings me. After graduating from University with a Physics degree, I trained to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and helped to run a successful TM Centre in Glasgow. I now teach Science at the Maharishi School. It gives me an enormous sense of satisfaction to see the benefits that TM can bring to young people.
Margaret Farrand
Course Leader
Margaret became inspired to learn Transcendental Meditation as a young girl of 10 when, together with her parents, she heard Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the radio and then later heard him speak again on television. The opportunity to learn TM came when she was a…
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Margaret Farrand
Cheshire
07565 807427
Margaret became inspired to learn Transcendental Meditation as a young girl of 10 when, together with her parents, she heard Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the radio and then later heard him speak again on television. The opportunity to learn TM came when she was a student at university studying English Literature. For many years Margaret worked in business and industry and had a career as a contracts manager. Qualifying as a teacher of TM in 1994 she has taught all ages from young children to people in their 90s.
Angela Landers
Course Leader
Angela studied Consciousness-based Healthcare at Maharishi International University in 2003 and became a teacher of TM in 2005. She has been running the Glasgow TM Centre since 2007. She became a teacher of the Advanced Techniques of Transcendental Meditation in 2019.
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Angela Landers
Angela studied Consciousness-based Healthcare at Maharishi International University in 2003 and became a teacher of TM in 2005. She has been running the Glasgow TM Centre since 2007. She became a teacher of the Advanced Techniques of Transcendental Meditation in 2019.
Sarah Bence
Course Leader
Sarah is a TM teacher currently living in Glasgow, Scotland, and when she’s not teaching TM, she loves getting out for walks and exploring the Highlands. She’s also a freelance fundraising consultant, working for the David Lynch Foundation UK – a charity which offers TM…
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Sarah Bence
Sarah is a TM teacher currently living in Glasgow, Scotland, and when she’s not teaching TM, she loves getting out for walks and exploring the Highlands. She’s also a freelance fundraising consultant, working for the David Lynch Foundation UK – a charity which offers TM to groups who have experienced traumatic stress. She is looking forward to looking after you during your retreat! You can watch a great interview HERE
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